One hundred and twenty-six (126) arrests were made in the
last 24hours with curfew and social gathering breaches continuing to be a
concern in the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Sixty seven (67) arrests were made for curfew breaches,
fifty-six (56) arrests for social gatherings, one (1) arrest for lockdown
breach in the Eastern Division and two (2) arrests for breaching quarantine
measures in the Western Division whereby two foreign nationals were arrested at
the Nadi Airport after it was discovered they had failed to self-quarantine
themselves for the mandatory 14 day period.
The Western Division recorded the highest number of curfew
and social gathering breaches with thirty-three (33) arrests and twenty-four
(24) arrests respectively.
The Southern Division recorded nineteen (19) curfew and ten
(10) social gathering breaches.
The East recorded fourteen (14) social gathering breaches
and three (3) curfew breaches.
The Northern Division recorded eight (8) social gathering
breaches and one (1) curfew breach.
The Central Division recorded eleven (11) breach of curfew
The K-9 Unit and motorcyclists were deployed last night
conducting snap roadblocks.
The 126 people arrested in the last 24hours have shown their
families and loved ones that they do not care about their lives.
At a time where most people are celebrating Easter with
their families, those arrested spent their time in Police custody awaiting
their fate in a court of law this morning.
Some may not be produced until the next available court
sitting next week.
If you intentionally choose to breach the COVID-19
restrictions, then be prepared to spend the long weekend in Police custody, as
enough warnings have been issued and we are not going to allow a selfish lot to
endanger the lives of other innocent Fijians who have been obeying the